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“THE MULTIPLE PLEASURES OF BEN YEHUDA STREET” 5 of 5 stars
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Ben Yehuda Street
Ben Yehuda Street, Jerusalem, Israel
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Ranked #54 of 237 things to do in Jerusalem
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Owner description: Named after Eliezer Ben Yehuda who revived Hebrew as a modern language, this busy street is filled with cafes, shops and street vendors. Visit ben-yehudah-streetDOTcom to see shops and businesses on Ben Yehuda Street
NYC
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“THE MULTIPLE PLEASURES OF BEN YEHUDA STREET”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Ben Yehuda is a wonderful place. The City took a street and turned it into a pedestrian mall. Shops line both sides of the mall with an incredible array of places to eat and sit outside and people watch.

You will hear French, German, Italian, Farsi, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, Yiddish and English. The parade of people is fantastic. Sit outside and enjoy a coffee and whatever else and just watch the people. Laugh at the groups of Israeli school kids who walk in a group while each of them is busy texting someone else.

Stores range from trinket shops to the most amazing (and expensive) art places and palaces of silver and gold. The side streets are meandering and, again, the range of stores is amazing.

We have our favorite vendors and the two or three times a year that we are in Jerusalem, we always find something to buy to bring back with us. Prices are often fluid, by the way!

The street is a hill and much of it is cobble stone- adding to the charm. There are currency change stores (much better than the banks or hotels), bakeries, ice cream stores, schwarma places, bagel stores, tee shirt stores, yarmulka (skull caps) stores, jewelry stores, and so much more.

We love to go there as much for the people watching as for the bargains.

Visited May 2013
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“Very Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

After a late dinner on a Saturday night we visited Ben Yehuda Street. It was very crowded and high energy. We listened to street music, shopped and had a few treats- ice cream and chocolates. It was fun to just soak up the atmosphere.

Visited May 2013
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solon ohio
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“So much to do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

You have to see Ben Yehuda Street, there is so much going on at night. Just sit and have an ice cream cone and people watch!

Visited April 2013
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“Just hang out and people watch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I don't think that there's a better place to people watch and see all different types of Israeli better than Ben Yehuda street. Israelis and tourists, ultra orthodox, secular, young and old, well groomed and hippies who just returned from India... Young and full of energy, coupled with the older crowed who add the special Jerusalem flavor and spice to it (not to mention their own energy).

Visited April 2013
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“Lots of shops, fun for people watching”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Spent time here on two different nights. Good shawarma and falafels at Moshiko. Shops more expensive, but will bargain. Fun to watch Jerusalem come to life after Sabbath ends Saturday night.

Visited May 2013
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